By Valerie Ross

Researchers at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine have identified a new protein biomarker for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a fatal prion disorder that causes rapid mental deterioration.

Transferrin, a protein that transports iron in brain tissue, is present at lower levels in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease than those suffering from other kinds of dementia, they found.

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